(Closed) What is (or was) your signature drink?

posted 5 years ago in Food
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - World\'s Fair Pavilion

One of my favorite drinks is a “Pleasant Evening” from Rickhouse in San Francisco. The ingredients should be included in most standard bars (save the peach bitters–maybe you can buy in advance?), and the champagne fits with a NYE wedding!

  • 1/2 ounce crème de cassis
  • 3/4 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 dashes peach bitters
  • 3 ounces brut sparkling wine
  • grapefruit peel, for garnish
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We are going a spiked lemonade and rum and coke as our signature drinks. We each just picked a drink we like. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy

My signature drink is the Bellini. I make my own fresh peach purée from freh peaches or frozen and add a little agave nectar.

I keep champagne flutes chilling in the freezer at ALL times. I mix 1/3 purée with ice cold, high quality prosecco. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Do you guys have something that’s particular to your relationship?

In my case, my now-husband once tried to get me buzzed on something called a Peach Sunrise. It was pretty funny because you can’t really get drunk off this drink (which also made it perfect for our wedding guests’ behavior :).

So a Peach Sunrise is part peach vodka, small part oj, part pineapple juice and an orange wedge. Our guests liked it and ordered so many, the inn we had our wedding at actually added it to their specialty drink menu. Having the one alcohol is what made it a bit cheaper for us based on our venue’s policies.

I would see what one alcohol would do for your price, if at all possible.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

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artdecogal:  Actually, a simple French 75 (the original version of your drink) would be perfect. Champagne, gin, lemon juice and sugar. Delicious, but be careful–it’s not for nothing that the drink is named after heavy artillery.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

If you like the prosecco with a twist, try a poinsettia – prosecco, a splash of cranberry juice, and a small float of grand marnier.

 

we’re thinking about having a couple of our favourites, like sidecars or aviations and negronis. They are legally strong, though! It’s inportant to think about what your guests actually like.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy

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babeba:  I’ll try that! It has additional liquor in it….yay

Post # 9
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Helper bee

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Speck_:  my thoughts exactly! I will be adding a French 75 as one of our sig cocktails 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Your original choice sounds AMAZING!! That is so annoying that you are limited by the venue.

My go-to’s are a grapefruit greyhound or phil collins always! I am so spoiled though because my future Brother-In-Law is a professional bar manager/mixologist. I used to carry my favorite drink recipe that he made in my wallet so I could ask other bartenders to make it. 

Since we have similar tastes, have you considered the Corpse Reviver #2?

Here is a link to the recipe: http://imbibemagazine.com/corpse-reviver-2-recipe/

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Buzzing Beekeeper

For NYE a kir royale, chambord and champagne with a raspberry 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors

We are doing mint juleps since our wedding is on derby day and my Fiance is from Kentucky. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Well we are having 5 lol (I like craft cocktails):

French 75

Old Fashioned

Dark and Stormy (rum version and Jameson version)

Margaritas (we met at a margarita bar)

Firefly (sweet tea vodka) and lemonade

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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MrsAtlantis:  if you like the alcoholic grapefruit taste, have you ever had a jasmine? I think you’d really like it! Campari is very bitter and very sweet at the same time, but this drink is a nice showcase for it without feeling TOO bitter. 

http://imbibemagazine.com/recipe-jasmine/ 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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babeba:  That looks DELICIOUS! And so wonderfully balanced, bitter, sweet, and complex. I will have to get my hands on one of those asap. Thank you for the recommendation!

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